When the college basketball season begins next season, the gold standard of young coaches will no longer be around.
That’s because Brad Stevens won’t be calmly pacing the sidelines at Hinkle Fieldhouse for the Butler Bulldogs. Instead, the 36-year-old Stevens will be leading the Boston Celtics and devising ways to stop LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
While Stevens was regarded as the best young coach in college basketball, he certainly wasn’t the only talented coach. There are a number of coaches under the age of 40 who have already achieved great success.
The following list looks at the 10 best coaches in college basketball under the age of 40. The list considers team success and accounts for the state of the program each coach inherited.